The best Text Message app?


  1. tablet2011

    tablet2011 Well-Known Member

    im looking for a new Text message app and just wanted to know what the best ones to use are?

    I at the moment are using the Go Text message but would like to try a new one out.

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  2. colmmcgrath

    colmmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Install the textPlus Free Text + Calls application. Free calls and texting from between US and Canada. Its a free app from the play store.
  3. tablet2011

    tablet2011 Well-Known Member

    Many thanks for that but im in the UK.
  4. colmmcgrath

    colmmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Ok then you can go for the app Handcent SMS. The most ideal sms app for any android device in any country.
  5. justtom

    justtom Well-Known Member

    I tried many if not all and in my opinion GoSMSPRO is the best all around message app followed closely by chompSMS
  6. jp0469

    jp0469 Well-Known Member

    +1
  7. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

    Handcent for me, been using it for years.
  8. JokaLo

    JokaLo Well-Known Member

    Handcent to me is gosms -3 I've used it all pretty much gosms is the best, or if you like speed just stay stock
  9. mauiblue

    mauiblue Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Handcent. I'm sure there are other messaging apparel that does this or that and the other thing but Handcent has been working for me and don't see a need to change. Subscribed to their online services for only $10 a year and coupled with Swype, Smart keyboard, or Swiftkey, I'm good to go.
  10. sanibel

    sanibel Well-Known Member

    +1 Handcent
    (I use Text+ on my ipod ~ it's a fantastic option for non-phone devices.)
  11. vdastoli1

    vdastoli1 Member

    Use Handcent.
    My favorite features -
    - Pop up message no matter what you're doing allows you to easily reply
    - Can customize settings to accept MMS group messaging so you can group chat with Iphone users.
    - Can control sending long texts with "split 160"
    - Several other customizable features in settings that you can play with but those are probably my top 3 reasons why I use it.

    After you install it simply go to settings in your stock messenger and turn off all notifications, then I replaced the home messaging icon with Handcent.


    If you're also looking for a good replacement phone app that leverages ICS logic (I hate the stock app that SGS2 came with for Phone/Contacts) use ExDialer and ExContacts. Love the feature of swype right to call, swype left to text...
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